“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator1 with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” –The Declaration of Independence2
Of the American Revolution, John Adams wrote, “But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations. … This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.”And thus it remains “in the minds and hearts” of Patriots to this day.On this, our nation’s Celebration of Independence, I invite you to read our concise exposition on the Unalienable Rights of Man3, and our “Patriot’s Primer on American Liberty4.” (Please purchase our inexpensive Primer Pocket Guides in bulk5 for distribution to schools, clubs, etc.)
As always, join us in daily prayer for our Patriots in uniform — Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen — and all who stand in harm’s way in defense of Liberty. Pray also for their families.
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